Following on from the success of last year’s scheme, the 14th edition of the festival will hand over control of part of its programming to three artists they believe embody the spirit of Nuits Sonores.

Danilo Plessow (a.k.a. Motor City Drum Ensemble) will take the reigns on the first of the NS Days, which runs on Thursday May 5, followed by Godfather of French techno Laurent Garnier the day after, and Seth Troxler on the Saturday. With the festival’s continuing focus on the Confluence area of Lyon, the events will take place in La Sucrière, an exhibition space and former factory.

The festival has also announced that, following former editions that paired with Warsaw, Brussels, Tokyo, New York and Glasgow, Nuits Sonores will be welcoming bands, cultural activists and chefs from Seoul. Also, parents will be pleased to hear about the return of Mini Sonore — a part of the festival that seeks to immerse children in its ideals, through audiovisual features which they might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact with.

The full line ups of each of the NS Days will be announced over the next few weeks. For more information on the Festival, head to their site. Also, for a taste of what you might expect from the curators, check out this Nuits Sonores special podcast that Laurent Garnier recorded for us last year.